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The haunting melodies of a new piece of Filipino classical music, performed by the London Piano Trio, tugged the heartstrings of audiences at its inaugural public performance in the UK, the first ever world premiere of a Philippine classical piece in Britain. Piano Trio No.2 by Filipino composer Jed Balsamo debuted at St John’s Smith Square in London in July 2013, which was met by rapturous cheers and applause from a mixed crowd of British and Filipino audiences.

LONDON - The haunting melodies of a new piece of Filipino classical music tugged the heartstrings of audiences at its inaugural public performance in the UK, the first ever world premiere of a Philippine classical piece in Britain.

A balikbayan box, a cardboard box containing items sent by a Filipino that goes back to the Philippines.

A balikbayan box, a cardboard box containing items sent by a Filipino that goes back to the Philippines.

the reigning beauty during a May Fiesta held every year in the Philippines....

the reigning beauty during a May Fiesta held every year in the Philippines.

From our ongoing "I Am Filipino" exhibit:    Roger Rigor and his brothers formed the band VST and Co., a popular Filipino disco group in the 1970s. When he was 27 years old, Roger came to the U.S. to work on a documentary about the music and culture in the northern Philippines, where his family originated. Both his mother and his father loved the arts and instilled a great love of music in their children.

From our ongoing "I Am Filipino" exhibit: Roger Rigor and his brothers formed the band VST and Co., a popular Filipino disco group in the 1970s. When he was 27 years old, Roger came to the U.S. to work on a documentary about the music and culture in the northern Philippines, where his family originated. Both his mother and his father loved the arts and instilled a great love of music in their children.

Andrew E Song filipino-music.com

Andrew E Song filipino-music.com

Ati-Atihan held the 3rd Monday of January and lasts for 7 days in Kalibo, Philippines.  Dubbed as the "The Filipino Mardi Gras", this festival is filled with tribal dance and music, as tribesmen in their indigenous costumes and painted faces parade along the streets.  jane@worldtravelspecialists.biz

Ati-Atihan held the 3rd Monday of January and lasts for 7 days in Kalibo, Philippines. Dubbed as the "The Filipino Mardi Gras", this festival is filled with tribal dance and music, as tribesmen in their indigenous costumes and painted faces parade along the streets. jane@worldtravelspecialists.biz

Review: Elton John worth the 40-year wait

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino fans waited for a long, long time for veteran singer-songwriter Elton John to finally perform in Manila and all those years of pent-up emotions finally gushed out on Saturday night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Eraserheads

Eraserheads

Iloilo City, Dinagyang Festival  Philipines

Similar to Ati-Atihan Festival, the Dinagyang is celebrated to honor the christianization of natives and to respect the Holy Child Jesus.

The Light of a Million Mornings - Philippine Madrigal Singers [HQ]

The Light of a Million Mornings - Philippine Madrigal Singers [HQ]

Harana - a fast-fading tradition of Filipino serenading / Documentary, Honolulu Museum of Art

Harana - a fast-fading tradition of Filipino serenading / Documentary, Honolulu Museum of Art

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